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Look at these amazing photos inside Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's new home

As Milwaukee eagerly awaits the reopening of its beautiful collection of live concert and theater venues, there's a certain comfort in seeing them likewise awaiting our return, ready to welcome visitors to their rows of temporarily empty seats.

And beauty abounds inside one of Milwaukee's newest venues -- the Bradley Symphony Center in downtown Milwaukee.

Brilliant lights dance around the glimmering lobby. Photo credit: Bobby Tanzilo / OnMilwaukee.

The former Warner Grand Theatre has been in the process of a top-down $90 million restoration for years, including a herculean effort to move its entire back wall 35 feet in order to expand the original theater's 1930s footprint.

And inside, every ornamental detail has been carefully restored, including original art deco murals, light fixtures, mirrors and metalwork. The lobby glimmers as light bounces off every surface; then, walking into the auditorium, the you're greeted with a breathtakingly restored theater space, with its original ornamental ceiling and proscenium.

A view of the auditorium from the back row. Photo credit: Bobby Tanzilo / OnMilwaukee.

On this week's Urban Spelunking podcast, Bobby and I are encouraging you to view his complete article as you're listening. We discuss the new theater space detail by detail, and share next steps for the MSO.

Director of Digital Content | Radio Milwaukee